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God and two cherubs make water flow from the ass's jaw that Samson has used to kill the Philistines. Etching by B. Audran after F. Verdier, 1698.

  • Verdier, François, 1651-1730
Date
1698
Reference
18452i
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Histoire de Samson
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Description

Bible. O.T. Judges 15.19. In the Bible, Samson first casts away the jaw which then begins to spout water

Publication/Creation

Paris (Rue St. Jacques aux deux pilliers d'Or avec privilege du Roy) : F. Chereau, graveur du Roy, 1698.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; platemark 16.1 x 21.3 cm.

Lettering

Samson apres avoir défait mille de ses ennemis eu soif au mourir: Il pria le seigneur de l'assister dans un si grand besoin Dieu fait sortir d'une dent de la machoire une source d'eau dont il se desaltera ...

Lettering note

Lettering continues: Samson mille interfectis hostibus, siti enectus dominum precatuo [sic] ut sibi ferat opem. Aperuit que dominus molarem dentem in maxilla et egressae sunt ex eo aquae quibus haustis expleuit sitim. Inv. et dessiné par F. Verdier et gravé par B. Audran

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18452i

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Languages

  • French
  • Latin


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  • album of 40 etchings

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